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eSimple Wiki


Basic Wiki functionality for your blog.


  • Content menu code based entirely on Matt Beck’s wiki-menus plugin.
  • Footnotes code based entirely on Andrew Nacin’s simple footnotes plugin.
  • Wiki style [[ … ]] interlinking based entirely on harleyquinedotcom’s Interlinks plugin.
  • Content menu javascript uses Andy Langton’s show/hide/mini-accordion script
  • Capabilities/roles uses code by Justin Tadlock
  • amended and hacked together by Rich Pedley


  1. Upload esimple-wiki to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory or automatically install from the dashboard.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in the WordPress Dashboard.


How do I list wiki pages?

Currenty to list all wiki pages I suggest creating a page called wiki, and using the [wikilist] shortcode.

What Wiki functiobality is there?

Currently not much. You can create a wiki page, a Table of Contents is created automatically from your headings (<h1>-<h6>). You can also use the shortcode [ref] to enclose a footnote that will be appended to the bottom of the page. You can use [[ and ]] around a post title within your page and it will be automatically turned it into a link for you. You can also use the more advanced wiki style [[Post Title|This is a link to a post]]. If a link is red then the page doesn’t exist.

Does this work with WordPress MultiSite

It has not been tested, feel free to test and let me know.

Where can I get support?

Available via the WordPress forums (please tag the post esimple-wiki) or via

Compatible with role manager plugins

Well sort of – to enable full wiki access you also have to allow user to edit_others_posts – this give access to the revisons. This is in addition to all the standard wiki capabilities.

What is on your To Do list for the plugin?

Nothing! I’m trying to keep it as small and as lightwieght as possible, but feel free to suggest ideas.

Contributors & Developers

“eSimple Wiki” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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Interested in development?

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Version 0.6

  • fixed adding capabilities to incorrect role meant administrators couldn’t see the wiki

Version 0.5

  • fixed issue with featured image
  • fixed styles and scripts no longer load on admin side

Version 0.4

  • fixed oops.

Version 0.3

  • fixed contextual help issue.
  • new compatible with User Role Editor or similar

Version 0.2

  • amended immproved CSS
  • added shortcode to show if a page is in need of updating [wikiupdate]
  • fixed minor bug fixes

Version 0.1

  • initial release